June 26, 2015

As McKesson ideaShare 2015 was just getting underway, DSN editor-in-chief Rob Eder caught up with McKesson president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Mark Walchirk about the state of the pharmacy business, how smart independent pharmacy owners are finding new ways to compete and what McKesson is doing to help independent pharmacies become more broadly integrated into the patient care team, drive improved outcomes and improve profitability.

June 25, 2015

Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country are attending McKesson ideaShare 2015, here at the San Diego Convention Center this week, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help independent operators enhance patient care and improve profitability.

June 25, 2015

In a major victory for the administration of President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court issued on Thursday a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits to help lower income individuals and families buy health insurance.

June 24, 2015

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations, bringing the total number of clinical collaborations for CVS Health and MinuteClinic to nearly 60 major health systems and healthcare providers across the country.

June 23, 2015

Fresh from two major acquisition announcements — Target’s pharmacy business and Omnicare — CVS Health remains "a category of one” and continues to look ahead to its next innovative move, Helena Foulkes, EVP of CVS Health and president of CVS/pharmacy, told investors at the Jefferies 2015 Global Consumer Conference Tuesday morning.

June 19, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores urged a Senate Committee to look to pharmacy in providing health services that can improve care for Medicare patients with chronic conditions.

June 18, 2015

CVS Health's app will help people regulate their medication schedules and provide scanning capabilities for health insurance cards.

June 18, 2015

Brian Tilzer, SVP and chief digital officer of CVS Health, sat down with Drug Store News at the opening of the CVS Digital Innovation Lab in Boston on June 18 to discuss the strategy behind the lab and CVS’ larger goals for transforming healthcare through digital technology.

June 18, 2015

Rite Aid is differentiating the drug store shopping experience through offerings like RediClinics, the wellness+ with Plenti loyalty program and the company's pending acquisition of EnvisionRx.

June 17, 2015

To showcase health and beauty makeovers are playing out within its stores, CVS Health executives met with Drug Store News Wednesday morning at a newly renovated CVS/pharmacy in Manhattan.

June 16, 2015

“Mad Money” host Jim Cramer spoke with both CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo and Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell to get some additional insight into the deal between the two companies.

June 15, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of technology, automation and generics, in this multi-page report.

June 15, 2015

Information technology will play an increasingly critical role in how all health providers administer care, collaborate with one another in a team-based approach to care, and engage with patients themselves.

June 15, 2015

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell commented on the chain’s new partnership with CVS Health in a Q&A on Target’s blog, A Bullseye View.

June 15, 2015

Target plans to sell its pharmacy business to CVS Health for $1.9 billion and rebrand its nearly 1,700 prescription departments as CVS/pharmacy in a blockbuster deal that stunned the healthcare world.

June 12, 2015

The Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition, a group of more than 25 organizations representing patients, has released newspaper and radio advertisements calling for passage of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.

June 10, 2015

As Walgreens expands its MDLive telehealth platform to three states, a picture of the changing role of retail pharmacy is coming into focus. 

June 9, 2015

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and Genentech have honored Paul Julian, EVP and group president at McKesson, with the 2015 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.

June 8, 2015

Health information network Surescripts has signed an agreement with eClinicalWorks to extend its electronic prior authorization service to all users of eClinicalWorks software.

June 3, 2015

In 2014, specialty drug unit costs jumped 20.1%, compared to 5.7% for non-specialty drugs, Blue Cross Blue Shield reported. 

June 3, 2015

CVS Health's MinuteClinic has expanded its ability to serve even more people throughout Ohio by becoming an in-network provider with a healthcare insurance plan serving 340,000 members through government sponsored health programs throughout the state.

June 2, 2015

CHPA's new OTC Academy is designed to bring retail and supplier executives up to speed on OTC issues. 

May 27, 2015

J&J tests the "avalanche theory" of healthcare costs, finding that health starts declining at an accelerating rate after age 45. 

May 21, 2015

CVS Health entered an agreement to acquire Omnicare, a provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities.